June 25, 2009 Leave a comment
Last night, I had the privilege of attending a screening of the documentary Food, Inc. I am still shaping my economic worldview, and as the film seemed to be pointing out problems in the food industry, I was interested in the attitudes the film would take towards massive food corporations, the government, and the market.
The film caters to liberal-leaning health-conscious organic types, and while I anticipated an anti-corporate government-embracing slant, I was pleasantly surprised to find a reasonable balance. I did not entirely agree with the film’s claims or position, but it generally vindicated the power of consumers in the market and the dangers of government intervention, while giving me things to consider about the capacity of corporations for abuse within our version of capitalism.